“The Skeptical Environmentalist” by Bjorn Lomborg, which says global warming isn’t real and there is no chance of sudden climate change, has been censored by the Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty, according to the New York Times of January 8. Although it hasn’t sold well in the U.S., the book has been widely promoted by conservative politicians and talk show hosts. Cambridge University Press has also been criticized for publishing the book in English in 2001.
After a six-month review, the Danish group says the book displayed “systematic one-sidedness.” Their report says, “Objectively speaking, the publication of the work under consideration is deemed to fall within the concept of scientific dishonesty?The publication is deemed clearly contrary to the standards of good scientific practice.”
Peter Raven, President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, says, “The environment is a field where, when people do some light calculations like Lomborg did, it’s easy to argue for a happy-times kind of conclusion?This is a just outcome that ought to bring his credibility to a halt except for those who desperately want to believe what he says.”
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